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Trump Tower

Continuing with our Chicago architectural series, the above photo is that of the, “Trump Tower”.  In case you were wondering, yes, it is Donald Trump’s ‘little’ edifice!  Also known as, “Trump International Hotel & Tower”, it reaches up into the sky at 98 stories, 1,389 feet (which includes its spire).  This building is the fourth tallest in the United States.  Mr. Trump had to, ‘pony up’, as the old saying goes, $847 million for this steel and glass formation.  Probably just, “Trump change” to him, no doubt! 🙂

Hosting a hotel, condos, and retail businesses, the Trump Tower is a gargantuan structure along the Chicago River.  Can you see the, “corncob” buildings down the street?  You might also recognize the, “Wrigley Building” in the photo?  By the way, the “corncob” buildings I am referring to are actually known as, “Marina City”; however, Chicagoans like to call it as they see it, ergo the ‘corncob’ handle.

I can’t say that I have ever been inside this behemoth building.  At a minimum of $625.00 US per night, I can only imagine what the hotel portion is like.  Ah, the condos! The most expensive condo in the building (and in the entire City of Chicago, for that matter) sold for a cool $17 million.  The owner doesn’t even live in it.  Apparently he provides its spacious quarters for, ‘out of town business guests’ (the owner is a CEO of a software company).

Moving right along…………………………….. 🙂

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30 thoughts on “This Tower “Trumps” Them All!!

  1. John says:

    It’s a great looking building, far more attractive and much larger than the Trump building here in Las Vegas.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Is it, John? Having never been to Vegas, I haven’t seen it! Cher xo

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      1. John says:

        Oh yes, it’s not nearly so pretty. It has a white-ish skin with yellow-ish reflective stuff on all the external glass, a great idea here in the desert but it’s not too pretty.

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        I shall have to look it up, John, despite its, ‘unpretty’ exterior!! 🙂 Cher xo

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  2. andy1076 says:

    He’s got a tower here in Vancouver too, Trump towers that twists up top, craziest looking building :O

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Does he, Andy? I didn’t know that! Could use your large lamps there and here! 😉 *gigantic clink*!!!!!!! Cher xo

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      1. andy1076 says:

        LOL >IF< I were a multil billionare 😀

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        I hear ya! 😛 I walked in front of the tower and felt as if I couldn’t even afford that! *LOL* xo

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      3. andy1076 says:

        Gotta own like how many hundreds of companies and warehouses full of people I’d say, evil to say but oof!

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        You are soooooooo right!! And nope, not evil; it’s the truth!!! 😛

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  3. Dr. Rex says:

    A symbol to his utterly pathetic & overgrown ego!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I agree completely, dear Horty!!!! No access to excess for most of us, and that is okay by me! Cher xo

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      1. Dr. Rex says:

        Hugs!! Dear Cher …. happy mother’s day!!

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Hugs to you, too! Thank you!! Right back at you my dear!! Cher xo

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  4. The guy’s ubiquitous. He bought a chunk of Scotland and turned it into a golf course (against the local’s wishes).

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh I didn’t know about the land in Scotland! How awful! He’s had some issues with the City of Chicago (so I hear) as well. Not surprising on any accounts, is it, Hilary? Cher xo

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  5. Hmm. He “trumped” it, didn’t he?

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      He sure did, Carol!! *LOL* Cher xo

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  6. charlypriest says:

    I just got vértigo looking up!
    Beautiul, you surely don´t find that here in Spain, or in any other country probably

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I know what you mean! *LOL* I think Donald Trump has buildings in the US and Canada; otherwise, I am not sure if he has them anywhere else! But it sure is a HUGE building!! Cher xo

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  7. Mike says:

    Nice article, Cher. Can’t they get rid of that giant “TRUMP” sign on the side of the building? That’s ugly and out of character for the city’s skyline. What an ego!

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      1. Mike says:

        Good report! How about a sign saying “Packers win, again!” ? 🙂

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        *LOL* 🙂 🙂 Cher xo

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      3. seaangel4444 says:

        Hehehehehehehehe!!!!

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  8. Joseph Nebus says:

    Well, yeah, at least it is a good-looking building for being another glass tower.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      True, Joseph! *LOL* Cher xo

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  9. sonworshiper says:

    Seeing the “corncobs” makes me happy! I remember those things from many drives downtown. Honestly, I never knew what they were properly called. Corncobs worked fine!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I did a post about them last year but I’ll do another one for you!! They are actually called, “Marina City”. The post will be out soon!! 🙂

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